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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 5:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: We have met the enemy and he is us.

You guys know I love to pontificate at every opportunity. I do so now knowing that I will either be wholly ignored or flamed.
Neither phases me a bit.

I've been posting for the last--geeze, over a year. And here's a true confession. I came on the board under the name orchiddoctor and within a month got in the middle of an extremely mean spirited hazing over Dancinbears' post about a missing deadhead. Oh--you guys remember. National Lampoon humor, gruff and rough. And then the pack attacked me personally for trying to defend the original post and for trying to defend myself. I guess that makes me a multiple poster of sorts, though I dropped the one and took up the other a few weeks apart and never used them both at the same time.

I left the board (with plenty of "don't let the door hit your ass on the way out" type comments). I felt that the board was not friendly, that it was populated by genuine dickheads with their own agendas, it had a pack mentality, and that it was antithetical to being a place to discuss the dead and all that comes with it. I lurked and realized that you are all a bunch a Yahoos, and that suited me fine. And I grew some thick skin. The next time I got attacked, I chose to stand up and apologize and found to my delight that you can be a very forgiving group. Thank you.

I still think the same thing a year later. But there is one difference. I have had a year to read posts by a dozen or more regulars and another dozen semi-regulars (and by some who need to take a laxative and get regular). Most of the posts fall into four categories. 1) Grateful Dead related posts. Links, likes and dislikes, memories--all of it sharing. (Thank you Liam, Cliff, Tell, and others) 2) Personal conversations, generally in the form of benign hijacks (though I do recall posting about hijacks, getting fried, and seeing one of my fryers thank everyone for not hijacking his next post!) (thanks Ron and others). This is fine, as many of us have become friends on here--it's nice to banter, and it is innocuous. 3)Non-dead, which includes anything from Bryan's keeping is current with music news (thank you) to links to youtube to genuine non sequitors. This is fun, and it is a part of the conversation you might have at any dead gathering--or any gathering. Shit, boys and girls, if all we talked about were the dead, we really would be nerds. I like the fullness that other topics bring to the board--even if some of the topics fall flat or seem too far removed from our holy purpose.

But there is a fifth type of post: the anger post; the hatred post. the holier than thou post; the post that gets the board all riled up and brings out the worst in this otherwise merry group. Perhaps I should call it the smi2les post.

Bob Weir: "Look out, here comes some free advice."

I'm not going to argue whether smi2les is a truly destructive element here. That's for each of you to determine for yourselves. Some ignore him, some deride him for the lunatic that he is, and some boil over with incredible anger. So it goes. And, so what?

We live in a world of different personalities. That, to me, is what keeps it interesting. I don't agree with everyone, but I like keep the mother rolling. There are the mellow types who don't get riled but instead return to topic as if to say, "are you done now? Back to the good stuff." Thank you SDH. Special kudos to dancinbears who seems to enter and show us how to regain our smiles in the midst of smi2les. There are those who just wish the 2 thing would go away (BryanE comes to mind--a good man). There are those who suggest that we ignore the beast and it will go graze elsewhere (the biggest insult you can deal a man is to ignore him). Thanks, several posters. There are those who are offended in varying degrees by 2 and his ability to form and re-form himself like a lower level, pesky greek god--or a bad comic book character. Fair enough. Then there are those who take it all personally and who feel that it is their moral obligation to take the devil on and put him in his place. And then there are those few who view him as the great white whale and are bent on pursuing him through hell and back because they become irrevocably tied to him, as if their fate depended on his.

I am slamming no one here (honest). We is who we is. We are a microcosm of society as whole, and always will be. Anytime you get a group together--especially one that doesn't require membership and is free to all--you get this spectrum of personalities. You get a spectrum of those who favor this period to another, who like Cippolina and who are lukewarm, who feel this or that about thin Jerry and fat Jerry. You also get a spectrum of personalities with all the perks and all the quirks. So it is in the world. But, for the most part, we seem to recognize that time heals those wounds and we move on.

(Getting to my point, honest: I swear on Jerry's toilet seat.)

We have a series of choices as a group and as individuals. 1) We either accept the fact that for every saint, there is a sinner (meaning smi2les); that there are really mean and nasty people out there; that we probably know one or two in real life; that there are only three things you can do about them: ignore them; play with them as if they are a dog's toy; or let them get you so mad that you bust and say things that you may later regret--or watch as others say things they may later regret ( Ahem, Mr. Wolf--though I love you anyway).

Man, this place can get angry in a hurry. And when it does, everyone has to chime in and then we get these interminable threads about--well about what? Smi2les? And then these threads turn into bitter, vindictive insults hurled at folks you might otherwise respect and like.

Why?

Cliff: I know you have a serious issue with 2. I'm not sure why he affects you more than others, but I will not question your motives or beliefs. I know that I would be wasting my breath to say "let it go." That ain't gonna happen, though God knows I wish it would for your sake and for ours (how can you vent and tell us the truth about 1968 at the same time?). Folks: that is Cliff's need; it is how he reacts to the 2 thing. So be it. Don't make him angrier, please. Let him vent. That is his right. Don't jump into his threads or anyone else's threads about the reemergence of the 2. Why? Because we react to Cliff's rage without trying to understand it. He has a point, even if it comes at the tip of a razor sharp sword.

But then we go to war. Big time. Why? Is smi2les worth it?
No. Is letting smi2les pit us one against the other good? Hell no. Is filling a page with the same old mudsling crap pleasant reading? Nope.

Does it allow smi2les to win--to succeed at his sick little game? Yep. His game is very simple: to get us angry and to pit us against one another. He wins every time. He may piss all over this board, but then we go and piss on one another. Which is better? Neither. We cannot stop him from pissing on the board, but we can stop pissing on one another either.

Final comment: We encourage newbees to post--to join in our circle 'round the sun. Yet, lately, we have attacked newbees, enough to scare away quite a few would be newbees.
I don't know who is whom anymore--who is smi2les, who is not. We accuse this one of being smi2les, and he must defend himself. I do not, as a recent example, understand why some thought Stephanie Brown was 2? Is there a joke I'm missing? A post I'm missing? So she leaves. And maybe she was 2; but I think we are getting a little too paranoid.

Listen: smi2les makes himself known. Pretty quickly. And if he tricks us--oooooooh, shame on us??? So what. Get mad, and he wins. Laugh at him and he loses.

Humble suggestion? Let's leave the 2 be; give him a laugh, leave it alone, stop filling this place up with anger and bad vibes. Check you paranoia at the door. Let's just be nerds, okay?

Go ahead, your turn.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 30, 2007 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

You were orchiddoctor? No shit. I was wondering what happened to that guy.

If it were up to me, I'd make sure you'd at least get an Honorable Mention if not the Blue Ribbon itself for GD Forum Blog of the Year for that post. Really excellently written, sir. Really.

Nothing more I can add except to tell you that you've got a little piece of nerd right there---no, there---on your upper lip---yeah, that got it. Carry on.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

And you get the blue ribbon for keeping us abreast of the rest of the music world (I would never have known half of these things)--and for your insightful posts--even if you like Bobby's Lovlights!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Shit, dude, I liked everything! For me it was all about celebrating one thing in life that I was willing to accept on its own terms and not question it. No disappointment, with the exception that, eventually, the show would come to a close.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

I object strenuously to the idea that we are a microcosm of society as a whole. I think we are much more bent than that--or perhaps I misread society as a whole.

(As I just posted elsewhere) For 2-spotting, nothing beats the three i's: illiteracy, irrelevance, incomprehensibility. He/she/it has shown some capacity to appear sensible in more carefully rehearsed initial posts in new topics, but the more hastily fired off replies to critics invariably bring out the three i's.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Let's not forget 2's other "i" markers: Inane, Idiotic, Irresponsible, Irate, and Indecent.

I'm sure there are more, but i don't have the time or Inclination.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The 'I's have it.

I know, that was bad.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'I's have it.

Judge me not, oh guardian of all that is verbose; for if I wish to venture into the land of immaturity, that shall be my choice and mine alone.


Hope your day is both ideal and not too ironic.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'I's have it.

"Oh, illustrious ideologue. Neither remain idle nor worship an idol, nor send your ironic incantations my way. Stay put on your island."* Still your innate ability to be inane infiltrates your every word. It's inevitable, though I mean you no ill."**

*op cit
**ibid
















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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'I's have it.

Both implausible and impudent at the same time. interesting.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'I's have it.

And intriguing. Look, dude, we gonna go dueling dictionaries?
Imbecile!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'I's have it.

I yield to your illustrious intellect.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'I's have it.

Indeedee.

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jul 30, 2007 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

my turn? ok here goes...mine will be short and sweet....

I came here 9 months ago to help spread the word about another Grateful Dead forum that was bringing joy into my life...and I wanted to share that joy with others. :) that's it.

The path for me has been like a roller coaster ride, and the truth be known...I've been in the center of, or in the direct firing range of a lot of 'drama' here. but once I started to get to know the men behind the cute little screen names, I stayed. Because the community matters to me. you all matter to me....even those of you I don't have contact with thru e-mail, trading or grok. call me a mushy-gooey female if you must. :)

I have gotten very used to how the forum 'flows' now and the way we opperate. My skin is indeed tougher than it was when I first got here. But how sad is it if Stephanie Brown (or anybody else) is someone like me...? someone who just wants to connect to the community. and we didn't give them a chance. they'd be missing out....but so would we.

let's find a way together to be nicer...to not attack so much. to give everybody the benefit of the doubt. to ignore whatever you don't like or are not interested in. to keep the music the center of everything. to try.

just an idea. :)

and while we're at it mr. GOP...you surprised me and put a GRATE big smile on my face too! welcome back mr. orchid...glad to know you didn't really leave at all! :) {{hugs}}



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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

And you get a thousand hugs just for being.

BTW: I kinda feel I should apologize with the name change, but I promise that there are no 2s in either orchiddoctor or GOP Oh-oh, there are 2 'D's in orchiDDoctor).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

freakin windbag ;)

should have known that was you - lol. (i probably should have considering the writing style)

damn, was I clueless (shut up)

and to think, i butted heads with "both" of you - how cool is that ?

:)

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Not cool at all, Mr. Wolf, not cool at all. lol


Do you ever wonder why I call you Mr. Wolf?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

because you have such high regard for me????

ok - so i was reaching - lol :)

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

No. Much worse than that!!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

yeah.... kinda figured


(so, are you going to tell me, or was it more of a rhetorical comment - i'm not too swift this monday morning)

:)

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

What does "too swit" mean? A slow twit?

Okay, since I'm coming clean. My secret delight is to watch C.S.I. Miami, by far and away the worst drama on t.v. I watch it as an antidote to reality. The plots are absurd (Miami gets hit by a Tsumami!) as are the characters and the writing. My favorite character is Ryan Wolf, because he is the most troubled of the group--gambling, etc. Horatio Caine (now there's a name), speaker of great one line puns in the face of whatever the crime is, calls him "Mr. Wolf."

Take that as you may!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

guess it is tough for me to argue that one unfortunately - thanks for explaining


(but i didnt typo "swift")

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Ironic that I spent years redlining typos, and now I make them by the pound. Is it age or is it wisdom that causes me to utter the immortal French phrase, "Je ne give a shit pas!"

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 30, 2007 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Well said, brother GOP.

For the record, I knew who you were, but perhaps for an old fart, it was easy to see the relationship...I always appreciated that you didn't leave...

Moved text above...

This post was modified by William Tell on 2007-07-30 19:59:02

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

As I stated during yesterday's carnage, screaming "fuck you" in every direction and flinging terms like "cocksucker" and "stupid motherfucker" at other posters causes far more harm to the forum than 2 himself.

The bottom line, folks, is this: either something can be done to stop 2's perpetual re-emergence or it cannot. Since it would appear- for the moment anyway - that the latter is the case, we don't really have a choice but to play the hand we're dealt.

GOP (still kind of flipped at the fact that he's the long-missing Orchiddoctor) makes an excellent point when he notes that 2 eventually reveals himself anyway within a few posts- no matter how many different ways he finds to crash the party, he can't resist drawing attention to himself.

Let’s say you strike up a conversation with a newb, and after a few posts it becomes evident that the newb is in fact our buddy 2. Is it annoying? Sure. Are you embarrassed? Maybe a little. But is it really worth getting mad over? Why? Is this forum a place to be approached with such grave seriousness that a little annoyance or embarrassment will ruin it for you? It’s quite clear by now that what really gets 2 off is watching the meltdowns he ignites with his buffoonery. Why give him the satisfaction?

All I’m saying…and I think I’m seconding GOP’s point, or at least part of it…is lighten up, guys. Enough with the paranoia, enough with the approaching every new poster with suspicion, enough with the in-fighting. For the moment, 2 is a small facet of life here. You can let him knock you off the rails, or you can roll over, around, and through him like he was never even there. Your choice.

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Poster: Ssag Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Man it all makes sense now.

Well I hope you accept my apologies.

Weird I actually made reference to you last night thanking you for helping me in the begining with torrents even though we did not hit it off right when I started on here.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

There is no need to apologize. A little head butting now and then is a healthy thing.
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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I am Spar2cus!!

Not having the time for lengthy ripostes right now I'll keep it succinct. You were an asshole then and you're a damned asshole now. But where would you be without an asshole, eh?

Don't answer - it's just too unpleasant to contemplate.


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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 30, 2007 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I am Spar2cus!!

That is an outstanding play on the word, my friend! As wrtten it sounds very much as many of the folks in the movie pronounce it.

Well done...

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I am Spar2cus!!

I did not know, sir, that you were a proctologist.

"One is a million, doc, one in a million" Frank Costanza.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I am Spar2cus!!

Yeah - and we even have our own song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBPSSQFwNJ0


And I always wondered - was that orchid as in orchidectomy? You seem to have the requisite skills.


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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I am Spar2cus!!

Would not orchidectomy be the removal of an orchid? No,sir, I design with orchids: hence, orchidect.

I though you said you had something else to do or somewhere to go. Me, I got 15,000 freaking orchids to water.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I am Spar2cus!!

I'm so relieved. You probably know that orchids get their name from the Greek word for testicles, because many species have two little spheres on them that look like testicles. Ectomy refers to the removal of something (e.g., appendectomy). So an orchidectomy would be.......

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I am Spar2cus!!

Exactly! (The reference is to the tubers of certain terrestrial orchids).

Fuck with me, and I'll cut off your freaking balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as soon as I finish watering.

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

in all do respect sir.there have been times i been jumped on by everyone (you included)for my views.im a fair weathered grateful dead fan.you are a deadhead correct.you know much about them where i know just enough to get by.you know the good, bad and grate shows.i find them on my own or ask for a specific series of shows.as with any other "newbie" i can pick a show and in my opinion it is totally sub par yet when i say its sub par im an asshole.but when i find a grate show and say so im the hero of sorts.this is how you regulars rub ppl on an ongoing basis.then complain when you have made it bad enough where one hijacks an entire life.we really mean no harm. its our opinions that make us different. in reality we are all one in the same. music is the bond we have doesnt matter wat band ,its music.its spose to take you to a better place whether its fat jerry or skinny elvis or slayer or iron maiden.its all good you think the grateful dead is the greatest band ever .sometimes you cross the line making sure you make us know it.we deserve the same respect you give to others who are in the "clique" this isnt high school yet we all act like children.i compare it to when the jehovahs stop at my house preaching something i dont wanna hear.im an adult and can make my own "opinions" about things.now as a newbie if jerry hadnt passed seeing wat we see here from you guys makes us realize why the grateful dead only had a certain amount of following. i been to metal shows where no one intentionally rammed me while im standing there watching music like wat happened to me at both a dead show and ratdog.we get our interpretations from the things that go on around us.in saying that there wasnt much oppurtunity for us newbies to get a chance to understand them .all i saw was rudeness as i see here.its not just the dead either the stones beatles had similar issues.but there arent many forums on those bands cuz its not out of control like it is here .i still havent figured them out and may well never but thats for me to find out.being pushed aside as an asshole when you dont know me or my intentions is why 2 has the power.you created the monster and now you cant get rid of it.as like you ive grown a we bit bein here and i too will stand up for myself and apologize which i have many times.weebils wobble but they dont fall down.peace

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

The three (seven?) i's on display!

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Poster: Ssag Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

I understand what you are saying Davenport but all I am trying to say to him is use the space bar and a period. Thats it. I don;t think that falls into the "I's".

And Nagdot: somehow in there you missed me saying I want to read your posts and I know you have something to say but I can't because it's too difficult to read because of something that is rectifiable on your part. So truly I am not jumping you but telling you straight up I can;t read your posts when you write like that.

Last time we went through this you at least starting using a period after we talked. Now it's time to go to the next level and use the space bar between sentences!. If your fingers use it between words than it can it it between sentences.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Point taken. No one is ever totally innocent (ooo, another 'I' word!)

It is easy to forget where we are and take ourselves too seriously. And I am at the head of that line. Apologies to each and every toe I have stepped on over time.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Someone send Walt Kelley's family royalties for the use of this topic heading....

http://www.pogopossum.com/

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

I confess full knowledge; but it has passed into the lexicon.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 30, 2007 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

I was sure you did - btw, check out some of the clash clips on tom synder/tomorrow on youtube. Some good stuff there.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

I remember the Clash on Snyder--that cemented him as the best late night host for me.

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Poster: Ssag Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Far be it from me and my many faults to say but I know you have something to say. I just that do you realize how painful it is to read a post like this? It hurts my eyes. If you want to be heard on a site that deals in text than using grammar has to be a priority. I am not talking spelling or fragments (which I am horribly guilty of) either but the little stuff like periods and space bars. I mean very basic stuff that requires a bit of effort by you so a reader like me can understand you. How can I relate and responded if I can't deceiver what it is you wrote?

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

exactly wat i mean. jump on me. if its not music its grammar .if you cant read it, dont. its that easy man. no disrespect at all intended. my typin wont change due to missin a finger. so there you go. figure it out or dont bother with it

This post was modified by nagdot on 2007-07-30 15:13:29

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

While it is often hard for my 55 year old eyes to read some of your posts, I do indeed take the extra time to do so. I figure that if you took the time to post it, I should take the time to read it. That goes for everyone!

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:20am
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easy nag....easy -- i think ssag just wants you to hit the enterkey now and then -- that is a dense paragraph up there

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jul 30, 2007 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Holy shit, reading that voluminous essay was almost like a job.

It appears like there's a contest afoot to "out" the next incarnation of the deuce before anyone else gets a shot off. Indeed, it's been like the vigilante peasant scene from Frankenstein, the proletariat running amok through the streets with their pitchforks and clubs, just waiting for the monster to show himself. Like my 4 year old kid playing "Whack a Mole"

I'm not above slings and arrows, and usually will jump right in when stupidity rears it's ugly head, but I think everyone will agree that the vigilante attitude has gone a little far afield. It's only amusing until someone that sincerely wants to participate gets driven out by the horde due to this mob mentality.

In the end, as Mr. Natural says; "It don't mean shit." The world isn't going to fall off it's axis because this board is in a frenzy. In fact, probably 90% of the meandering threads posted here aren't meeting the purposes envisioned by the LMA. It's unfortunate that those purposes, being an educational adjunct to the collection, rarely gets discussed at all.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 30, 2007 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

The only problem I have with what you're saying, Earl, is that you misspelled "sheeit."

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jul 30, 2007 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Yeah but if hadn't posted the picture, you wouldn't have known.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 30, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Actually I would, but without the illustration, I would have been guilty of unnecessarily inserting a hyphen.

If only I had a dollar for every time I've used the phrase "unnecessarily inserting a hyphen."

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Poster: Ssag Date: Jul 30, 2007 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Dude I fell out of my chair on that one. That was brilliant.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We have met the enemy and he is us.

An Illustration

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